Thanks to Deneki staffer, Robby Sanders, for a great photo essay on what we think is an important part of any great fishing lodge, camp dogs! Not just any camp dog however.. We’re talking about Willa, our four legged team member at Alaska West.
Many of our guests and staff alike would agree that our lodges feel more like a second home than just another place to fish from, and we think camp dogs are a big part of that.
Camp Dog Extraordinaire
Camp Dogs are cool. Every camp deserves a dog and here at Alaska West we are fortunate enough to have Willa, the camp dog extraordinaire. Willa, a yellow lab, spends her off-season in Gridley, California chasing down ducks and has been a loyal fishing partner since day one. More than just a pet, Willa is a security system, a good listener, a photogenic model, and a loyal companion all in one.This furry fishing enthusiast brightens up any cold day of fishing with her lovable warmth and playful camaraderie. Her primary job is to serve as captain of the meet-and-greet team, welcoming most all back to camp after a day of fishing. Similarly to the rest of the crew here at AK West, Willa forms lasting relationships with anglers and guides alike. Occasionally, Willa is even requested as a fishing buddy for the day, bringing along her exceptional netting skills.. And to show off her good looks. Willa also serves as an excellent cast analyst, and knows when to duck. All in all, Willa is just a cool dawg, and we’re really lucky to have her around.